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I always enjoyed taking pictures. I like travel and adventure too. Thats probably why I am a cruise ship photographer.
Being a ships photographer is unfortunately mainly about taking pictures of happy (and not always) passengers, which is routine and uninspiring business, but if you are a good photographer you can do stock shots of a ship to start with.
Stock shots are good because they sell good and thus justify you in the eyes of a manager when you ask the permission to use the lab for yourself.
At the beginning I was mostly interested in landscape photography so imagine the degree of my disappointment to leave the port every time before 6 p.m. and arrive too late to capture early morning light. Sad fact of cruise ship photography: despite the beauty of the places you are lucky to visit you most probably will miss the magic light of mornings and evenings because of the ships itinerary schedule.
These days I'm getting more keen on street photography, since extensive traveling the world as contract photographer offers such a nice opportunity.